Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

210807 Requisition #

The position will be a part-time faculty position.

The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will report to the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for matters relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.   The Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will report to the Phoenix Regional Dean for other administrative matters.

The following is a summary of the position and will include but not be limited to the following roles and activities.

Position Summary:

  • Provide oversight and coordination and/or organization for all diversity and inclusion activities which support medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff members of the School of Medicine, with special focus on the Phoenix Regional Campus.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean of DEI to develop a strategic diversity plan for the School of Medicine that is consistent with the Creighton University’s strategic initiatives and diversity plan.   This should include a set of goals for diversity and guidance on how the goals will be implemented. 
  • Promote professional, academic, and social development regarding cultural competence through training activities and the DEI Portal.
  • Collaborate with other health science schools on diversity and inclusion efforts in the development of inter-professional pipeline programs and other activities. 
  • Coordinate efforts for open dialogue and develop communication patterns which foster new ways to discuss diversity and inclusion and create an atmosphere for open discussion on difficult conversations about race and gender.
  • Provide leadership for the development of initiatives, policies, and procedures to recruit, retain, support, and ensure the success of underrepresented student, faculty, and staff populations.
  • Craft responses, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of DEI, to various accreditation requirements.
  • Maintain LCME accreditation standards related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop new processes and procedures to better attract diverse applicants in collaboration with Human Resources and search committees.
  • Advocate for underrepresented students in conjunction with new and existing efforts in School, the Health Sciences, and across the University for all populations in the School of Medicine, including members of racial/ethnic groups, first generation college graduates, LGBTQ+ members and women.
  • Develop procedures and guidelines with the School's clinical partners to fulfill the School's diversity goals, especially regarding clinical faculty not employed by Creighton University.


Potential candidates for an Assistant Professor are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education at the level of MD, PhD, or comparable terminal degree.
  • Eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Medicine.
  • Three years’ experience working with diversity programs or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;


Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;


Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;


Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications




Physical Requirements:


Seeing: 75 – 100%


Hearing: 75-100%


Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%


Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)


Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%


Travel: No 


Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No 


AAP/EEO Statement:


Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.



Disclosure Statement: 


This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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